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Day: October 11, 2006

Still Playin’ the Violin

Still Playin’ the Violin

Stanley Block, a member of the Oakland Community Orchestra, was honored atht eend of September. During a concert, the Orchestra threw him a birthday party. It was his 100th after all! Block graduated from New York University in 1927. He married in 1938 and has two kids. His wife, Ruth, is still around too. He retired from law in 1987. He began playing the violin in high school. He dabbled with the oboe, saxophone, and drums. He’s a composer as…

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Baby on a Plane!

Baby on a Plane!

Flight crews have alot on their minds these days. Terrorism has made even short flights an anxious affair. The crew of a British Airways flight from London to Boston may have been well trained in case of trouble, but they never thought they’d have to deliver a baby. Five hours into the flight, a pregnant women showed signs of discomfort. The crew thought she was nervous about flying. And, then the labor pains began. She was a little over 7…

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